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Human Services Technology - MH/SA Peer Coach

Curriculum Description

The Human Services Technology curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in institutions and agencies which provide social, community and educational services. Along with core courses, students take courses which prepare them for specialization in specific human service areas.

Students will take courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on development of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in human services. Fieldwork experience will provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

Graduates should qualify for positions in mental health, child care, family services, social services, rehabilitation, correction and educational agencies. Graduates choosing to continue their education may select from a variety of transfer programs at senior public and private institutions.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. Graduates of this certificate may also pursue becoming a  Peer Support Specialist, a professional role for someone living in recovery with a mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder and will provide support to others from their lived experiences.


NC CIP: 51.1599
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 110 Intro to Human Services 2 2 0 3
HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 0 3
  Total: 4 4 0 6

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
HSE 225 Crisis Intervention 3 0 0 3
SAB 110 Substance Abuse Overview 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DDT 230 Supported Employment 3 0 0 3
  Total: 3 0 0 3

Total Credit Hours: 15


  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

2015FA - New Certificate

To be employed as a Peer Support Specialist in North Carolina, professional must also complete state certification requirements. Listed courses will count towards partially meeting these requirements.  Students will need to complete additional state approved training to fully meet the Peer Support Specialist certification requirements. More information available at:  or through a program advisor.